Sticky Prints bring pottery sessions to sick children

Local businesswoman Sarah Hurren, who runs Sticky Prints together with her mum Sandi, are to offer pottery painting sessions to sick children in the Jenny Lind Children’s Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).

Starting from Monday 16th September, children on Buxton Ward at the NNUH will be able to try their hand at painting their own figurines, while younger children will be able to have their hands and feet printed on mugs and plates. Once they have been glazed and fired by Sticky Prints they will be brought back to the ward for the children to keep. These sessions will be taking place once a month over the next six months with the possibility of increasing the sessions if required.

These sessions have all been made possible thanks to the Liam Still Foundation set up by Amanda Still in memory of her son Liam, who tragically died in a car accident last year. To date the Foundation has raised £11,000 which has been spent on activities like these pottey painting sessions, as well as donations to Nelsons Journey and Addenbrookes, where Liam was treated.

Amanda said: “It has been so great to do something that will help other grieving parents and to be able to help sick children in any way possible, hopefully taking their mind off their illness, even if it's just for a short time.”

Sarah Hurren from Sticky Prints said: “I am honoured to be asked by Amanda and the NNUH to offer these pottery painting sessions. To be able to brighten the day of the sick children as well as working for the Liam Still Foundation will be very rewarding indeed. I look forward to working alongside the staff at the Jenny Lind Children's Department and offering a chance to get creative to the children and their parents.”

Emma Dolman, Senior Nurse for Paediatric Inpatients at the NNUH said: “This will be such a lovely distraction for the children on Buxton ward and we are really grateful to Amanda for fundraising for us and to Sarah for sharing her skills with our children.”

Photo opportunity:
10.30am on Monday 16th September on Buxton Ward. Call Communications on 01603 287634.

Thursday 12th of September 2013 11:00:59 AM